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of interest. >>> set back for a business. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler traveled to drakes bay. >> reporter: a gray and gloomy day at drake's bay. oyster farm is ending. suddenly ordered to close tomorrow. >> disbelief. a combination that create as shock. >> reporter: he says he phoned him today. he was stunned. the park lease is over. family business gone. 30 people out of work. >> this will have a profound effect. >> reporter: customers also stunned. >> so sad that now this will not happen anymore. we could see the last people. >> reporter: a study claims the farm harms marine mammals. the company is considering legal action. it has gotten praise for jobs. he loses his job of 30 years tomorrow. his wife, three children and 15 other families must leave their homes. >> i feel bad. >> reporter: what are you going to do? >> i don't know. >> the company cannot relocate. and the loss of oysters will force up prices. >> this will be a crushing blow to seafood production in california. >> reporter: this area where sir frances drake landed is now to be california's first federally de
long- range basic science and basic research areas, which support all of these innovations as a platform, if you will. government investment in basic science for example, in biotechnology and genomics, has created a whole new growth industry where the u.s. is the world leader. those are examples where the government and industry together both can do things which help build our economic future. > the book holds some fascinating insights. "producing prosperity" it is called. willy shee, one of the authors. thank you so much. > > thank you bill. still ahead, rebuilding the housing market by fixing the foreclosure crisis. an update is coming up next. when we decided to update ourselves on the foreclosure process in america, we didn't have to search very far. chicago ranks 3rd in the nation compared to other cities. by state, it's california, michigan, texas, and georgia leading the way with the most completed foreclosures this year. joining us on set this morning is mary jones. she is the executive director agora community services. good morning to you. > > good morning. thank
takes the time ininterweave phone book pages? >> they do it for science purposes. the only thing holding it are interweaved pages of two books. >> they have this car tied to the with a crane. you see the phone books. >> we have all four wheels off the ground. >> no way. no way. no way. >> way. >> noise is coming from it. >> it is impressive. the laws of friction and lifting the car and phone books. who needs superglue. >> there is only one problem. >> the only way this car drops to the ground is with a little help. >> drop it. they set the book on fire. >> there is notape on the er ta nothing binding the phone books together other than friction. >>> i think this is a really cute idea but i think if you hand the keys over to the dogs he is not going to come home. >> the keys? >> yes. to the car. these dogs were rescued by the spca in new zealand. they decided to team up with mini couper and teach dogs to drive. it looks like they are trying to teach these dogs how to drive. >> that dog is driving. >> i like how they all have different driving styles, too. one has the hand up here. this is
,990. a science teacher she said abused her. now the $10 million suit was because they ignored her complaints about the abuse. two other similar women had similar complaints last month. >>> a san mateo teacher found in a ravine was found to have died of natural causes. he was considered missing and they found him they said he had a heart attack and died of natural causes. he was a teacher in union city. >>> the report says high levels of bacteria bought in pork and specialty stores. they tested 158 pork samples. nearly 70% tested positive for bacteria that causes food poisoning and several were resistant to antibiotics. >>> they now have a 4th victim of mushroom poisoning. they ate mushroom soup at the gold age care facility. the investigators say the cook did not know they were poisous. >>> the former giant slugger is set to appear on the ballot for the first time. now the three have been accused of using performance enhancing drugs. voting takes place next month and the results will be january 9th. >>> and will it be alex smith? he will decide which men will be starting quarterback today be
. >> this is the largest gathering of scientists in the world. we cover all aspects of earth and space science. oceans, atmospheres, the solid earth. climate. >> reporter: four new observeries, using ground moisture sensors to gps satellites. >> they look up into the heart of the storms. a mile up in the atmosphere. >> one is being built this month to monitor pineapple express winder storms caused by atmospheric rivers. >> if we know the start time and the end time and we know how long it will last, that will likely predict 75% accuracy of the precipitation that is likely to occur. >> reporter: scientists tell us knowing how much rain is coming enables them to predict which areas will flood. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> los angeles mayor mayor antonio villaraigosa got involved in the labor dispute at the port of los angeles long beach. talks went nowhere over the weekend. mayor antonio villaraigosa wants around the clock bargaining with the help of a mediator. >>> the city counsel will discuss a plan to sell a parcel of land to a developer. the parcel is u
. >> there is no evidence anywhere in science or any kind of research any legitimate research that nudity harms anybody. >> it's a very narrow piece of legislation having to do with our limited public spaces and public transportation. >> mayor ed lee is expected to sign the ordnance that will take effect in february. the legislation does exempt nudity at private beaches and special events. >>> san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting in the city's is hayes valley neighborhood. they found a man who had been shot once in the torso and once in the leg. the victim was rushed to the hospital where he later died. so far no arrests have been made. >>> the former commander of an elite contra costa drug task force is expected to plead guilty today. under the terms of a deal norman welch is expected to plead guilty to five charges in exchange for a lighter sentence. those charges include stealing marijuana and methamphetamines, falsely arresting a suspected drug dealer and stealing cash and cell phones from prostitutes. the plea deal calls for welch to search for ten years in prison when he is se
abuse in the 1990s. the woman claims a science -- allegations of sex abuse in the 1990s. the woman claims a science teacher abused her and the district ignored her claims. >>> a lawsuit was filed in san francisco today on behalf of military women who want to be officially allowed to fight on the ground in wars. david stevenson tell us why they are so adamant that the military change its policy. >> reporter: the american civil liberties unions failed a lawsuit against the military of the u.s. >> the policy has the effect of closing whole career fields to servicewomen. and closing hundreds of thousands of positions to them. >> reporter: the plaintiffs include four women who have fought in the ground in afghanistan. zoe badel led a team of 46 servicewomen. >> they wore the same gear and they carried the same rifles and when the unit was attacked, my marines fought back. >> reporter: search and rescue pilots jennings hagard earned a purple heart after shrapnel left her with scars. >> the men that i served with didn't care if i was a woman, they cared if i could do the job. >> reporter:
,000 women annually, killing one in five, 40,000 of them every year. ktvu health and science editor revealed how young women may unwittingly be putting themselves in harm's way. >> reporter: it's convenient say many young women. >> it's probably the most convenient place to put it, especially when you go out. you put your money on one breast and your phone on other. >> it's really easy to festival vibration and you can see the call really fast. >> if i'm wearing a dress i slip it in the straps or down in the center. >> reporter: maybe they should talk to tiffany frantz. her mother had misgivings. >> we never took it seriously until after she was diagnosed. >> reporter: tiffany got breast cancer at 21? >> her tumors were exactly where her cell phone had been against her bare skin for six years. >> reporter: surgeons removed tiffany's left breast. >> it's kind of coincidental. >> the dots here are where her tumors developed and her doctors said the destruction matched her cell phone. this imagine shows that the tumors were just under the surface of her skin. >> all this area right here
. north korea denies having a nuclear weapons prom but says they do plan to launch one for science and research purposes. >>> now there was violence and clashes between the police and demonstrators who broke through the bashed wire -- barbed wire around that building. protestors are angry about what they call a power grabby the newly elected president and a new constitution which they say rolls back the rights of women, religious minorities and others. >>> in washington republicans are split on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. ktvu house smoker john boehner could be facing an uphill battle within his own -- >> reporter: speaker boehner -- certainly talk here that some republicans could revolt if speaker boehner caves to pressure from the white house to raise tax rates on the wealthiest 2% of americans. and while he's certainly had not agreed to that some are promising to block it. tea party favorite jim says giving into democrats to avoid the fiscal cliff is a temporary solution he's not willing to support. >> republicans should not be conceding the federal government needs more mone
is claiming she was sexually abused in the 1990s while attending school. she claims a science teacher abused her and the $10 million lawsuit almost claims the administrators ignored her complaints about the abuse. several others had complaints and they will be having a mediation for all victims. >>> and a controversial incident with cat williams where he is accused of leading police on a chase. he left a three wheeled motorcycle on the sidewalk. this happened reportedly after cat williams was asked to leave a hotel following a disturbance call. you may remember he was accused of hitting a man in the head with a bottle. >>> former oakland raiders napoleon is running for congress. he is hoping to replace jackson junior who resigned for health reasons. he was elected for the state senate. you may recall he was picked in the 2001 draft for the nfl. >>> and andre ward is called to defend his title in the major box being match. he will square off on january 26th but he is a former middle weight champ. ward is a super middle weight champ and has a perfect record, one of boxings best pound for poun
-old daughter. the baby is being cared for by relatives. >>> in casper, wyoming police say a computer science instructor whose son killed him at a community college yesterday showed courage's instructed his students to leave the room while he fended off his son. police say earlier in the day the young are krumm stabbed to death his father's girlfriend. krumm had no significant history of encounters with police an oregon man is recovering after being bitten by a shark while snorkeling in maui. >> you have to look at this while the emt told me on the way here, you could have had this or been struck by lightning, the odds about the same. >> 691-year-old says he was 250 yards over shore what the shark attacked him yesterday. kennedy says the shark let go and he swam as fast as he could to his paddleboard to get help. this is the fourth shark attack off maui since october. officials closed off a two-mile section of beaches a precaution. >>> saying goodbye to a legendary fighter. the way fans remembered the boxer hector camacho as he was laid to rest. >>> a tunnel collapses on a busy thoroughfare
to shut down. ktvu science editor john fowler says how the decision came from the president's organization. >> reporter: after almost a century on these pristine waters, -- his family business gone. 30 businesses instantly out of work. customers also stunned. >> it's so sad that now this will not happen anymore. we could very well be the last people. >> reporter: we showed you secretary salazar visiting. there were no public hearings. it's gotten praise for sustainability, low environmental impact and jobs in rural marine. juan and jorge mata loses his job tomorrow. his wife and other families living on the property are going to have to move out of their home. >> i feel bad. >> reporter: what are you going to do? >> i don't know. >> reporter: it will force up prices. >> this will be a crushing blow to seafood production in california. >> reporter: this area where sir francis drake first landed 433 years ago is now to be california's first federally designated marine wilderness area. at drake's, john fowler. >>> san francisco is ready to celebrate should marriage become legal once again in
it plans to launch a rocket for science and research purposes before december 22nd. >>> u.n. secretary general says he does not favor an asylum deal for assad. in an interview he says anyone who commits human rights violations must be held accountable. he also warned assad today of huge consequences if he decides to introduce chemical weapons into the conflict. secretary of state hillary clinton also warned syria of a swift response from the u.s. if chemical weapons are used. >>> as the fiscal cliff looms president obama is digging in his heels. ktvu alison burns reports the president says the wealthiest americans must pay higher taxes. alison. >> reporter: the president is refusing to agree to anything else unless taxes are raised on the wealthiest 2% of americans. in fact, there are some reports this morning that the president isn't even going to hold any other face to face or one on one meetings with republicans until they cave on that demand. john boehner was at the lighting of the if christmas tree last night. republicans are instead offering to close tax loopholes and limit tax d
condition. he died of natural causes. he was 54 and was an english and social science teacher in union city. >>> now we know the name of the fourth person who died after eating a poisonous mushroom soup at a placer county nursing home. 92-year-old dorothy heart was among several residents who made the soup. it was made from mushrooms. besides misheart, they other -- ms. heart, three others were killed. the cook who made the soup -- did not know the mushrooms were poisonous. >>> stormwatch continues. mark tamayo is live at the richmond/san rafael bridge. >> reporter: hi, there. the wind is whipping up my back right now. wind speeds have been picking up over the last few minutes. not only the wind but the radar. this is our radar app. wind speeds doing a number on the ocean. the waves are really crabbing up against the rocks. wind advisory in place until 11:00 this morning. our biggest concern is the timing and the wind, especially crossing the richmond/san rafael bridge span. we did that, and just crossing that span, the wind is coming in from the south. so if you are driving across, it's hi
and minority students in science and technology. google says this is underfunded among nonprofits. >>> well, light-rail service in los gatos will be talked about. they want to extend the light- rail service from winchester station in campbell to los gatos. it would cost about $175 million. the v.t.a. wants your opinion. a public meeting begins at 5:30 tonight. it will be at the campbell public library. >>> let's check in with tara who is following a few incy dents in the daly city area. >> that's right. we do have a couple of accidents. we can show you exactly what we're talking about. skyline boulevard south we have an incident right a -- an incident right there. and we have an accident 280 southbound from the john daly boulevard exit down to westborough boulevard and that's also causing some delays there. up next, we have a look at the san mateo bridge where -- i have no idea what the reason is because there's no accident whatsoever across the span but it's stop and go. it's been like this for at least, i would say, 45 minutes. so that's westbound traffic on the right-hand side as you mak
having a nuclear weapons program but claims it will launch a rocket for science and research projects before december 22nd. >>> u.n. secretary-general moon says he does not faber an asylum deal for president assad, even if it meansen ending the conflict in syria. he said anyone who commits human rights violations has to be held accountable. now, the secretary moon also warned of huge consequences if assad decides to use chemical weapons in that crisis. secretary of state, hillary clinton, also warned syria of a swift response from the united states if chemical weapons are used. >>> well, today in egypt, supporters and critics of egypt's president have been throwing rocks at each other and fighting with sticks right outside of the presidential palace. thousands of protesters marched. muhammed morsi left as the crowds got bigger. protesters are angry -- angry about a power grab by the new president. >>> president obama is making a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. these are live pictures of the president at the business round table. he will be speaking later today to a group of native-ame
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